Angelina Jolie celebrates twins Vivienne and Knox's birthday with family trip to Disneyland

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s twins had the happiest birthday! The actress celebrated Vivienne and Knox’s ninth birthday with a special trip to Disneyland in California on Wednesday, July 12. Angelina and the twins were joined at the theme park by her older children, Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, and Shiloh, 11. A source told Entertainment Tonight, "She was with her kids and a Disney tour guide. They all looked very laid back. She seemed relaxed and happy with the kids."

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VER GALERÍA Angelina and her children celebrated Vivienne and Knox's birthday at Disneyland Photo: Getty Images 

Angelina, 42, who shares her children with ex-husband Brad Pitt, was reportedly spotted keeping a protective eye over her kids as they spent time at the Paradise Pier in California Adventure before heading to the park's popular Mad Tea Party attraction. The Maleficent actress and her brood also rode the Cars ride and were seen on the famous tea cups. The source added, "The birthday celebrations for Vivienne and Knox went great."

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The Kung Fu Panda star's celebrations for her children have been out of this world as of late. Earlier this month, the mother-of-six opened the Shiloh Wildlife Sanctuary in Nambia. “Her face lit up when she saw the sanctuary for the first time,” a source told People magazine. “The name was a surprise to her and she was beaming. She and her brothers and sisters moved around very quietly as the newly rescued elephants were still settling in.” The sanctuary, which is located in the N/a’an ku sê Foundation, cares for elephants and rhinos that have been a victim of poaching – a cause that is special to Shiloh, who was born in Nambia.

VER GALERÍA Angelina shares six children with ex-husband Brad Pitt Photo: Getty Images

The trips to Africa and the extra time in California come after it was revealed that the actress and her children moved into a six-bedroom home. The new house is reportedly a mile away from their father Brad Pitt and the location makes it easier for visits. In May, Angelina, who announced her separation from Brad in September, opened up about her biggest parenting technique.

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“Really the only way I know to raise them is to really listen,” she told Elle France. “It’s perhaps the most important thing any parent can do. They are resilient children but they are children, and as much as they need help to understand the hard truths in life, they also need what we all need -- protection and love.” 

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